Livorno, Italy (PortSEurope) June 22, 2018 – Livorno port has decided to reduce the towing fees for the next two years, in order to increase its competitiveness, harbourmaster Giuseppe Tarzia said.
The port plans to eliminate the costs for the usage of tugboats outside the port’s entry and exit channels, while the service fees for the night schedule were changed, Tarzia noted.
Now a 300 metre-long container ship, weighing 94,000 tonnes, will save up to 44%, while the savings for a ferry of 172 metres, will be around 40%, he added.
Moreover, the port will proceed to a project for the construction of a micro-tunnel that will increase the length of the Marzocco channel to 120 metres, the maximum possible, Tarzia said.
Livorno port is part of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale (AdSP – North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority).
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